Director Mani Ratnam has been shooting for this ambitious project, Ponniyin Selvan for over a month now. After he began shooting in Thailand with Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Jayaram, he had recently filmed a small schedule in Pondicherry with Jayam Ravi. The ace director has now moved to Hyderabad for the next schedule.
The latest update about the shooting is that actor Riyaz Khan, who was part of Thailand schedule has joined the shooting again in Hyderabad. Riaz Khan who is playing an important role in the movie, has updated on his social networking page that he has arrived at Hyderabad for the shoot, and this schedule will happen in Ramoji Film City.
The story thread of Ponniyin Selvan spans years and more than 50 characters. The film has an enormous star cast that includes Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, and Aishwarya Lekshmi amongst others. ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ has AR Rahman scoring the music, Ravi Varman handling the camera and Thotta Tharani taking care of the production design.